(DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE – Two players from Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas, Nevada have signed their Letter of Intents to play for Dawson Community College Women’s Basketball.
Starr Hawkins is a 5’8 wing player who averaged 9.5 pgg, 6 rpg and 4.5 spg. Starr made 1st Team All-Sunset League, 1st Team All-South and 2nd Team All-State. On her team, she was voted Defensive Player of the Year and Best All Around Player. Hawkins said, “I chose to sign with Dawson hoops because they have a good basketball program along with academics. The coach and team seem like I would have a good time and would get along with every one of them.”
Coach Lagmay commented, “Starr will bring great excitement to our open court game. From the wing position, she finishes well to the basket. Defensively, she does well off and on the ball. Her athletic frame is going to make it very difficult for anyone to go one and one against her. Her lateral movement is very quick.”
Ejanae Coopwood is a 5’6 guard who is super-fast and defensively oriented as well. She averaged 15 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 3 spg. Ejanae was voted 1st Team All-State, All-Southern Region Co-MVP and All-Sunset League Co-MVP. As a track and field athlete, she was part of a championship team that won back to back state titles in both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relay events. Coopwood on making her commitment to DCC, “I want to go to Dawson Community College because I feel like that is the best choice for me right now. Dawson’s coaches and players made me feel like I was already a part of the team. I am grateful Coach Romeo is giving me the opportunity to play at DCC.”
Coach Lagmay on signing Ejanae, “She brings so much to the table defensively. Ejanae will be by far the fastest guard our women’s program has ever had since I’ve been here. She is a highly talented track athlete, being ranked as one of the top sprinters in the state of Nevada. I was told she is the fastest in the state in a few running events. After seeing her play basketball with that speed, it is going to be difficult for opponents to get by her, and offensively, she will easily blow by her opponents.”
Both players played for Head Coach Daniel Guy at Class 3A Cheyenne High School, where they had an overall 18-7 record and went undefeated in conference play at 10-0. They were ranked 5th in the state of Nevada. “Cheyenne’s style of play is very similar to our style of play at DCC, both offensively and defensively. So having Starr and Ejanae play in our system is a major plus,” said Coach Lagmay.